Climate-KIC Accelerator London

Climate-KIC logoThe Climate-KIC Accelerator London is delivered by Imperial's Centre for Cleantech Innovation, in partnership with EIT Climate-KIC. It is an open-ended accelerator for climate positive technology and start-ups. It offers early stage entrepreneurs access to business coaching with experienced professionals, a range of masterclasses, a free incubator work-space and up to €60,000 equity-free grant funding. Above all, it provides the opportunity to be part of the largest Cleantech incubation community in the world.


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Climate-KIC Accelerator London

Welcome to the Climate-KIC Accelerator London

 

How it works

Stage 1

  • Apply for stage 1
  • Invited for interview
  • Acceptance onto the Programme & an introductory 2-day workshop
  • Imperial advisors work with teams for 4-6 weeks.
  • Submit documents
  • Final 5 minute pitch & presentation to a panel of the idea and business model options
  • Successful completion of Stage 1 unlocks a €10k grant

Deliverables:

  • A market prioritisation matrix.
  • Analysis of business model options, with a focus on market positioning.
  • A commercial research plan for market engagement.

Stage 2

  • Flexible working to further develop business idea.
  • Focus on market research, customer & partner engagement and validation of the business model.
  • Application to move to Stage 3 when teams feel they are ready.
  • Successful completion of Stage 2 unlocks a €20k grant.

Deliverables:

  • Evidence of at least 50 market meetings with customers, partners and others.
  • Validated business model.

Stage 3

  • Final stage, with the intention that the business is at the point of commercialization upon exit.
  • Successful completion of Stage 2 unlocks a €30k grant.

Deliverables:

  • Full business plan.
  • Evidence of investor traction, preferably in the form of a high level term sheet.

To be eligible to apply you must be a UK-based team with time to commit to developing your business, and be either unincorporated or incorporated for less than a year. Criteria for selection onto the programme include: climate impact; scalability; team; uniqueness of IP / business differentiation; chances of success.

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